Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Budget-Friendly Grocery Shopping Tips for Savvy Co-Eds

The current state of our economy has taken a toll on each of us, but why let it affect the state of your diet or wallet?

If you’re on a budget or are looking to be more conscientious of where your money is spent, these tips can help any college student eat healthy on the cheap!

Coupons, BOGOs and Weekly Fliers

Major grocery stores will have their weekly deals available to browse on the Web before you grocery shop.

Publix Super Markets offers coupons, buy-one-get-one free offers and meal deals so savvy shoppers will get the most bang for their buck.

Publix offers something most other supermarkets don’t – the added bonus of a second post-shopping discount.

Publix teamed up with Crispers and print coupons on the back of shoppers’ receipts, so that when they do eat out, they continue to save!

Meal-Planning and List-Making

Making a list of what you need at the grocery store is essential in order to not deviate from it and spend unnecessary money.

Sticking to your list can be hard when you pass by the bakery, whose wafting smells of freshly-baked chocolate chip cookies beckon you.

Help is out there!

This is one of many grocery lists available via Amazon that will help keep your hungry eyes and grumbling stomach from buying everything in sight!

Frozen, not Fresh

Getting in your servings of fruits and veggies is essential to your overall health. However, it can be hard as a co-ed to purchase fresh produce and make sure it’s consumed before it goes bad.

The solution: buy frozen! Since produce is frozen at the peak of freshness, you retain the nutrients but save money and eliminate the risk of spoiled food.

Frozen produce is comparable to fresh, but doesn’t work well as a substitute on a vegetable or fruit platter.

Hope you enjoy a lighter stomach and heavier wallet with the use of these tips!


  1. LOVE this - especially since I'm on my own this summer!

    Thank you :)

  2. GREAT post!! I am always looking for ways to save money on food. Thanks so much!!

  3. great post chica! i am le poor.. so this is gonna come in quite handy this summer. i gotta get on the list makin train for sure!

  4. Great tips! I usually buy frozen veggies in the winter because they are still nutritious, and shopping from a list/meal planning is always a good way to save $$. :-)

  5. Great tips! As a formally starving college student (not really but you know!) I always love finding new ways to save.